Marquette partners with Herzing University on new pathway program

Marquette Horizons at Herzing to focus on first-year students who want to start online

Herzing University, an accredited, private nonprofit institution, and Marquette University, a private Catholic, Jesuit university in Milwaukee, today announced “Marquette Horizons at Herzing,” an academic pathway program that gives prospective Marquette students from across the country a chance to start their college experience online through Herzing.

The program recognizes that there might be some students in the high school Class of 2020 who need an alternative pathway – possibly due to academic and/or financial reasons – for their four-year college experience. Marquette Horizons at Herzing offers national access to a Marquette degree through a first-year online pathway program.

“This partnership with Herzing University is an unprecedented opportunity for students to start their education at home before they enjoy the unique and transformative experience of an on-campus Marquette education,” said President Michael R. Lovell. “Herzing has been recognized nationally for its excellence in online education and has deep expertise with first-generation college students, which aligns with our commitment at Marquette to expanding access and meeting students where they are.”

Applications are now being accepted for the Horizons program, which starts in fall 2020 and offers an eight-class sequence through Herzing. This includes three courses developed and structured by Marquette instructors as well as access to additional Marquette resources. All courses have been approved for transfer credit in full by Marquette, subject to GPA requirements.

“This innovative partnership with Marquette offers a creative alternative for college-age students across the country to pursue their studies with one of the top universities in the country,” said Herzing University President Renee Herzing. “We look forward to working with Marquette to provide students with the academic experience and support they need to successfully transition to on-campus learning.”

The one-year program blends the strengths of each institution to create an “on-ramp” to the Marquette experience. Students will benefit from Herzing University’s 20-year expertise in online education and best-practice student support on a national level.

To connect students to the Marquette community and prepare for their transition, Marquette will provide a variety of resources during the online academic year. Students can interact with an academic advisor who will work with them on their academic path to Marquette, and also access campus libraries, athletic events and other program-specific activities. In addition, they will be assigned a current Marquette student as a peer coach who will serve as a connection and introduction to the Marquette community and experience.

Learn more about Herzing University.